Immigration Takes Center Stage at GOP YouTube Debate
In a format the public says it prefers — “regular people,” not journalists, posing the questions — immigration emerged as the hot-button issue. Were the candidates’ answers in sync with GOP voters’ opinions?
Online Videos Go Mainstream
Widespread deployment of broadband and a dramatic promotion push by content providers has helped pave the way for mainstream audiences to adopt online video viewing.
Uploading Democracy: Candidates Field YouTube Questions
Tuesday night’s Democratic debate was widely anticipated for its groundbreaking format. Candidates took on a host of issues asked by citizens via YouTube videos; what follows is an analysis of the format and major themes of the debate as compared with public opinion data.
Campaign Internet Videos: “Sopranos” Spoof vs. “Obama Girl”
They originate on the internet, but more people are viewing them on TV than online.
Virtual Space is the Place
About 72 million people have used the internet to explore other areas, a 33% increase over 2004 when an estimated 54 million did so. On a typical day, more than five million people are taking virtual tours in cyberspace, up from roughly two million in 2004.
As the array of individuals and mainstream media institutions providing podcasts has expanded rapidly — as well as the types of digital multimedia content available from the internet — so too has the audience for downloadable video, images and text.
Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0”
This Pew Internet report provides a short history and description of the catch-all Internet buzzword “Web 2.0” and examines the Web applications it describes.